I must say I agree with the start small and work your way up. I love big cruisers. Recently sold a honda vtx 1300… Looking at getting the vstar 1300 tourer. But for a beginner, start small. Start used. Smaller bikes are easier to learn on and you dont feel as bad if you go down on a cheap used bike. For your second bike go mid sized. A 750 cruiser is a good sized second bike. Then when that feels too small, get the big cruiser of your dreams. It is also a very good idea, as a beginner, to take a motorcycle training course.